|FL||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Middle Grades Promotion and Remediation|
S.B. 1076 - Middle Grades Promotion and Remediation
Makes various changes to middle grades promotion requirements, including to align with revised end-of-course assessment requirements for hig...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Expanding Access for Sixth Graders to Secondary Education|
From bill summary: Defines secondary school as school serving any grades 7-12. Provides that a secondary school may impose a fee to secondar...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||P-3 Literacy & Middle Grades Math Interventions|
H.B. 2068/S.B. 1171
Requires local school divisions to provide early intervention services to preschool to grade three students who demonstrate deficiencies bas...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Program for Middle School Children During Nonschool Hours|
H.B. 706 - Program for Middle School Children During Nonschool Hours
Repeals Section 20-2-312, relating to a state program for middle school children during nonschool hours. Page 7 of 11: http://www.legis.ga.g...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Task Force to Study Interscholastic Athletics at the Middle School Level|
Directs the Legislative Research Commission to establish a task force to study interscholastic athletics at the middle school level, and ass...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Interventions For Middle School Students|
The bill directs districts to consider adopting procedures by which the schools use available data to identify and provide intervention serv...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Middle Schools Teaching High School Courses|
Provides that schools teaching courses in grades seven or eight that are also taught in any grade nine through twelve and which count toward...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Secondary School Reform Act Delay/Teacher Evaluations/Tenure/Student Governance Councils/6th Grade Student Success Plan|
Secondary School Reform Act - Delays by two years the implementation of the secondary school reform requirements enacted in 2010 that: (1) I...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Digital Curriculum/ Middle School Career and Professional Academy|
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 17, 19, 20, 28
Authorizes school districts to provide a digital curriculum for students in grades 6 through 12 (Sec. 17). Requires a district's strategic p...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Middle School Program|
H.B. 192 - Middle School Program
Amends grade configurations and other criteria that qualify schools for participation in the middle school program. Repeals provision requir...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Repeals Various Obsolete Education Provisions|
Repeals provisions relating to programs that were never implemented or are no longer funded. The programs are: Digital Divide Council and th...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Middle School Career and Professional Academy|
S.B. 2120 - Sec. 16
Sec. 16 - Requires, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, each district school board, in collaboration with regional workforce boards, e...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Career Planning|
S.B. 2150 - Multiple Provisions
Requires each district to provide students in grade 7 or 8 with an individual consultative process or a nine-week course for the purpose of ...
|AK||Adopted 08/2010||P-12||Work Ready/College Ready Transitional Skills Curriculum and Benchmark Assessments|
4 AAC 06.715
Amends the Alaska Administrative Code, 4 AAC 06. 715(b), regarding Work Ready/College Ready transitional skills curriculum and benchmark ass...
|WV||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Alternative Schools|
Provides uniformity in alternative schools and requires a pilot program that will allow alternative schools in elementary and middle schools...
|GA||Vetoed 06/2010||P-12||Middle School and Academic Instruction per Day|
Revises and clarifies language relating to the organization of schools serving grades 6, 7 and/or 8. Provides that schools serving any of th...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||School Grades|
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 6, 29
Amends the formula for calculating school grades to include end-of-course (EOC) assessments taken by middle school students and middle schoo...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||School Structure|
AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 4, ARTICLE 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, BY ADDING SECTION 15-447.01; amending sections 15-901 and 15-2002,...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Comprehensive Middle Schools|
Allows, upon application by a county board of education, the School Building Authority (SBA) to allocate and expend certain moneys for schoo...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Economics Education and Financial Literacy|
Repeals the requirement for economics education and financial literacy instruction in middle and high schools.
|GA||Adopted 11/2009||P-12||Athletics Participation, No Pass No Play Grades 6-12|
GAC 160 -5-1-.18, -.19
Adds that retention of students for athletic purposes is prohibited. Repeals rule 160-5-1-.19 "Grades 6-8: Competitive Interscholastic Activ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Awarding of Credit for Courses Taken in Middle Grades|
Relates to the authorization of students in grade 7 or 8 to enroll in a high school course. Allows a student to participate in the course wh...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||College and Career Readiness, Financial Literacy|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.0721, 3301.079(A)(2) and 3313.601, 3313.603
Section 3301.079(A)(2). Requires the state board to adopt K-12 standards for instruction in financial literacy and entrepreneurship, which m...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Assist Students in Transition Between Middle School and High School|
Employee Leave for Parent Conferences:
- Requires local boards of education to work with business leaders to encourage local businesses to a...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||High School Innovation Grant Initiative|
Extends the high school innovation grant initiative to middle and junior high schools. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Revised K-12 Curriculum Requirements|
H.B. 3 - Section 25
Requires the state board to adopt rules requiring students in grades 6-8 to complete at least one fine arts course.
Each time the Texas Hig...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Participation in Teacher Reading Academy|
H.B. 3 - Section 24
Amends action that triggers a teacher's participation in a teacher reading academy. Former provision required teacher to participate in read...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||At-Risk, Middle School|
Requires the development of an academic plan for pupils enrolling in their initial year at a middle school or junior high school; requires s...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Career/Technical Education|
Provides for career and technical education opportunities for middle school students; provides that a middle school that receives approval f...
|IL||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||Middle Grades Certification|
23 IAC 1.75, .705, .720
1.75: Updates language regarding student information systems to reflect that the system is now compatible with all districts' local data pac...
|LA||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Carnegie Credits for Middle School Students|
Amends rules relating to the Carnegie credit for middle school students.
|MA||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||Commission on Middle Education|
Revives and continues the special commission on middle education in the Commonwealth.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12|
|Early commitment to college program|
Establishes the Early Commitment to College Program. Requires schools designated and not designated as a College Opportunity Zone to provide...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||High School Dropout Prevention Act of 2008|
Provides that before a student between the ages of 17 and 18 may drop out, the student and student's parent must attend an exit interview, i...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Teacher Salary Supplement Program|
S.B. 2 - Sections 19 and 20
Defines "qualifying educational background." Beginning in fiscal year 2008-2009, provides an annual salary supplement of $4,100 for a full-t...
|LA||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||Carnegie Credit for Middle School Students|
Amends sections of Bulletin 741-Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators concerning the Carnegie Credit for Middle School Students. Prov...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||International Baccalaureate|
Amends law relating to the International Baccalaureate Program for high school and middle school pupils. Repeals provision regarding startup...
|NY||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Summer Academies and Teacher Professional Development for Middle Grades Math and Science|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.14 and 100.15
Establishes criteria for the award of grants for the Excelsior Scholars program for grade 7 math and science students. Establishes criteria ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reaching One's Potential for Excellence (ROPE) Scholars Pilot Program.|
The purpose of the ROPE Scholars Pilot Program is to strengthen middle grades education in order to provide students with the opportunity to...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12|
|Dropout Reporting, Exit Exam Alternatives, Competency Based Credits|
Expands the annual reports of accountability information to include the rate of pupils who drop out of school in grades 6, 7 and 8. Requires...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Excelsior Scholars and Summer Institutes for Grades 5-8 Math and Science Teachers|
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 39
Adds section 3641-A to the education code. Directs the commissioner to establish an Excelsior Scholars program for grade 7 math and science ...
|IL||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Highly Qualified Teachers, P.E. and Denial of Enrollment|
23 IAC 1.77, .242, .420, .430, .720
New section (p 243 of 405 http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume30_issue41.pdf) institutes a requireme...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Role School Counselors Play in Providing Dropout Prevention|
Directs the state board of education to report on the role school counselors play in providing dropout prevention and intervention services ...
|VA||Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||Standards For Accrediting Public Schools|
8 VAC 20-131-10 thru -320 non seq.
Amends regulations establishing standards for accrediting public schools in Virginia. The amendments include additional options for student...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Programs|
Appropriates funds to extend adolescent school-based substance abuse treatment programs to all middle and intermediate schools, with priorit...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Florida Secondary School Redesign Act|
H.B. 7087 - Section 19
Defines secondary schools as those serving grades 6-12. Specifies that the following guiding principles must be used in the annual preparat...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Middle School Reforms|
H.B. 7087 (Section 21)
Beginning with students entering grade 6 in the 2006-2007 school year, promotion from a school composed of middle grades 6, 7, and 8 require...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Readiness for Postsecondary Education and Workforce Program|
H.B. 7087 (Section 37)
The legislation shifts career and postsecondary planning from 9th grade to beginning in middle school. It is the intent of the Legislature t...
|KY||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Individual Learning Plans|
704 KAR 3:305 (section 3)
Requires districts to implement an advising and guidance process throughout the middle and high schools to provide support for the developme...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||Middle-Level Education|
Title 8 NYCRR 100.3, .4, 80-5.12
Amends regulations to implement Regents policy statement on middle-level education. Districts with low-performing schools will be allowed t...
|FL||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||Course Requirements/Basic/Adult Secondary Programs|
Establishes emergency rules regarding course requirements. Establishes basic and adult secondary programs for 2005.
Course Requirements - G...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher' Professional Growth Fund|
H.B. 93 (Sections 5 and 6)
Specifies that the teachers' professional growth fund is to provide teachers with high quality professional development in content knowledge...
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Standard Certificate Science Teacher Middle Level|
14 DAC 1542
Amends regulation relating to the certification of a science teacher of middle level by removing the requirements for earth science and phys...
|GA||Adopted 07/2004||P-12||Middle School Program Criteria|
Clarifies rules to comply with new legislation to provide that a school may reduce the required five hours of academic time to four and one-...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||P-12||Middle Schools Performance|
Would require school committees in every city and town to initiate policies to improve the educational performance of its middle schools. ...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Standard Certificate Middle Level Teacher|
14 DAC 1557
Amends regulation relating to the requirements for a standard certificate for a middle level teacher. Changes grade span from 5-8 to 6-8. Al...
|FL||To governor 05/2004||P-12||Middle Grades Reform Act|
Creates the "Middle School Reform Act;" provides definitions; prescribes program criteria and content; provides a timeline for implementatio...
|LA||Adopted 04/2004||P-12||PRAXIS Exams and Passing Scores|
Adopts rules to specify the exam and passing score(s) for the following certification areas: Business Education; Middle School Science; and ...
|NC||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12|
|Sections Pertaining to Dropout Data, Dropout Retention, Teacher Quality|
Directs the state board to improve the state's tracking of dropout data; encourages the concurrent enrollment of state technical high school...
|MD||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Development of Middle School Teacher Certification|
Requires that the department and Professional Standards in Teaching Education Board develop a certificate for middle school teachers. http:/...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Gear Up for CT Futures Account|
Allows the Board of Governors of Higher Education to establish and administer within the general fund a GEAR Up for Connecticut futures acco...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
Allows sixth grade mathematics teachers to obtain middle level endorsement by successfully completing a professional development institute i...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Tax to Support Prince George's County Programs|
Establishes sales and use tax on telecommunications service in Prince George's County. Net proceeds from the revenue must be used only as s...
|KY||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Professional Development for Middle School Math Teachers|
Retains priority for funding to improve middle school mathematics teachers' content knowledge; permits the Department of Education to approv...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Eligiblity of Middle and High School Libraries for Grant Funding|
Alters the state school library funds grant program of the School Accountability Funding and Excellence Program in order to make middle scho...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Middle Schools Defined|
The term and definition of "middle school" will be added to the school classifications of the Public School Code. Otherwise, the code define...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Professional Development Fund|
Creates the Middle School Mathematics Professional Development Fund to provide moneys to teachers of middle school mathematics for tuition r...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Middle School Schedules and Accountability|
The requirements for the middle school program stay exactly the same for the next school year, with 85 minutes of common planning time.